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PIQF Fashion Show: For the Love of Color

Artistic Innovation with For the Love of Color – 2017
Pacific International Quilt Festival Fashion Show

The Pacific International Quilt Festival XXVI held at the Santa Clara Convention Center October 12-15, 2017, is the Center of It All for Quilt, Wearable & Textile Art. In addition to the over 800 quilts and works of wearable art displayed on the floor of the show, on Friday, October 13 at 7:00 pm the catwalk will come alive with the always popular PIQF Fashion Show. Karen D. Boutte will organize and moderate this year’s fashion showcase, For the Love of Color – 2017. Let the “Quilt Diva” entertain you and the unique and beautiful clothes inspire you. The show is for everyone who enjoys fun, flair and fashionable wearable art.

Finale of the PIQF XX Fashion Show
PIQF XX FashionShow
Your Fashion Show Ticket is Complimentary with PIQF Pre-registration. If you would like to purchase a fashion show ticket at PIQF, the cost is $22, or with a student ID pay what you want. Fashion show tickets are subject to availability.

Nothing short of spectacular, the fashion show will introduce fresh looks and is all about you! For the Love of Color – 2017 features a challenge issued by Rachel Clark and Karen Boutte. Wearable artists from around the globe have created garments based on a color they selected from the box of 64 Crayola® crayons. In addition, there will be a few surprise garments for your viewing pleasure. Join the Diva for an evening of color, chichi and class.

Quilters from across the country don’t call Karen D. Boutte the KarenB“Quilt Diva” for nothing. Karen is a nationally known instructor, lecturer, author and designer. She started sewing as a child and quilting intrigued her since she saw a Cathedral Window quilt made by her Great Aunt Nora. Karen was in awe of the beautiful artwork and soon joined a local quilt guild. By the time she retired from her first career, Karen had developed her skills and expertise in quilting so much that she soon decided to become a full-time quilt instructor. “There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a student having fun discovering their creativity with fabric and thread,” Karen stated.

Founding Sponsor BERNINA of America/California Sewing & Vacuums; Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Meissner Sewing Centers; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/Gammill/ Meissner Sewing Centers, Husqvarna Viking/U.S. Sewing, and Janome/Ray’s Sewing Machine Center; Silver Sponsors Handi Quilter and Innova; and Special Exhibit Sponsor Nolting Manufacturing generously support the Pacific International Quilt Festival.

 

 

 

Book Your Stay for PIQF

Make your PIQF hotel reservation NOW! We recommend that you make yours EARLY!

Pacific International Quilt Festival XXVI
October 12-15, 2017
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, California

Official lodging for PIQF includes an attached hotel, one hotel directly across the street from the Convention Center and four other hotels within a short drive. To be certain of guaranteeing these rates, make your reservations as soon as possible and identify yourself as being affiliated with the Pacific International Quilt Festival. Please note, not all hotels provide shuttle service.

HOST HOTEL
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA  95054
This fourteen-story, modern hotel which is attached to the Convention Center, has a heated pool, Jacuzzi, two excellent restaurants, attractive bar, on-site exercise facilities, and guest privileges at the adjacent Santa Clara Golf and Tennis Club. Special rates of $174.00* + tax single, double or triple have been arranged for event participants and guests.  The group rate reservation deadline is September 25, 2017. Roll-a-ways, extra. For reservations call (800) 233-1234 and mention the Pacific International Quilt Festival OR Make Your Reservations Online.

 

OTHER OFFICIAL PIQF HOTELS
Hilton Santa Clara
4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA  95054
This walking distance hotel, located directly across the street from the Convention Center, offers beautifully appointed guest rooms, heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center, full service restaurant plus a bar and lounge. A group rate of $169.00* + tax single or double  has been arranged for event participants and guests. The group rate reservation deadline is September 8, 2017. Call (408) 330-0001, push 1 for reservations, or visit hilton.com. Please use Group Code QLT17.

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054
Located 1 mile away from the Convention Center, the Marriott offers an on-site restaurant, sports bar, coffee shop, outdoor pool, fitness center, whirlpool, sauna, and tennis courts. There is no shuttle service from this hotel to the convention center. A group rate of $139.00* + tax single or double has been arranged for event participants and guests. The group rate reservation deadline is September 21, 2017. Note: Very limited availability, Wednesday, October 11. Call (800) 228-9290 for reservations or visit marriott.com and enter group code PIFPIFA.

Avatar Hotel
4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA  95054
The Avatar is located a mile from the Convention Center and features king rooms with a small living area and  sleeper sofa. Guests receive a 10% discount at the on-property I-Hop restaurant. A group rate of $155.00* plus tax, single or double, has been arranged for event participants and guests. The group rate reservation deadline is September 8, 2017. Call (408) 235-8900 for reservations or reserve online.

Biltmore Hotel & Suites
2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA  95054
Located about a mile from the Convention Center, the Biltmore offers stylish accommodations with luxury amenities. Choose between Garden Rooms or Tower Suites. Complimentary American breakfast buffet (gratuity not included) and shuttle to the Convention Center. A group rate of $129.00 + tax single or double, Garden Room; or $179.00 + tax single or double, Tower Suite has been arranged for event participants and guests. The group reservation deadline is September 24, 2017. Please call (800) 255-9925 for reservations and mention Pacific International Quilt Festival.

Embassy Suites–Santa Clara
2885 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
This all suites hotel is just off the Highway 101-Great America exit, a 10-minute drive from the Convention Center, and features a full service café, indoor pool and fitness center. Complimentary breakfast served daily. A group rate starting at $204 + tax for a king suite or double suite has been arranged for event participants. Group rate reservation deadline is September 15, 2017. Call (408) 496-6400 or (800) 362-2779 for reservations. Please mention Pacific International Quilt Festival to receive the group rate.

Aloft Santa Clara
510 America Center Court, San Jose, CA 95002
Aloft Santa Clara offers a convenient location in the heart of Silicon Valley. Pop over to California’s Great America amusement park, be entertained Levi’s Stadium, and take care of business at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Our vibrant social scene and stylish, urban-inspired design allow you to stay & play in one of northern California’s best neighborhoods. A group rate of $229 (Wednesday evening only) and $129 (Thursday thru Sunday), single or double, has been arranged for event particpants. Group rate reservation deadline is September 7, 2017. Call (408) 263-3900 or reserve online.

*All room rates are currently  plus 11.55% tax
& $1 District Improvement Fee.

Quilt Judging Seminar at PIQF

The Santa Clara Convention Center, in the San Francisco Bay area, JS201will house the most intriguing and culturally unique quilting art event in the world from October 12 to October 15 – the Pacific International Quilt Festival. This four-day event is packed with fun-filled activities and an extensive merchants mall. Also included are juried and judged competitions featuring hundreds of quilts and works of wearable art plus educational seminars and lectures. Included for 2017 is the NACQJ Two Day Introduction to Judging Seminar presented by NACQJ certified judge Pat Harrison on October 12-13.

 Whether you are a quilt maker or a quilt professional interested in perfecting skills and knowledge, or someone interested in becoming a quilt judge, this seminar – limited to just 12 students – is for you! You will learn about the judge’s role, design principles & elements, color, quilting design, and the judging of clothing in addition to participating in activities on evaluating design and workmanship. You will learn judging terminology and practice judging through hands-on judging exercises.

Pat will also teach a full day workshop on Saturday, October 14 – Easy Peasey Circles. In this class you will practice your design and color skills as you create a visual path of circles on your quilt top.

Pat Harrison who is a longarm quilter, lecture and workshoppresenter, quilt designer, and a quilt judge certified by the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges, will be traveling to Santa Clara from Rhode Island. She has been long arming since 1999; has won numerous regional, national, and international awards. Her articles, quilt designs, and quilting have also been published in books, magazines and been on television and published on a DVD.

Lecturing, teaching, and judging give Pat the opportunity to share her knowledge of all aspects of the quilt making process, from design through construction to the joy of a finished project. She strives to encourage quilters to succeed wherever they are on their journey as quilters. She especially enjoys encouraging quilters of all levels to try new techniques, color combinations, etc… It’s all fun, which is exactly what quilting should be!

Founding Sponsor BERNINA of America/California Sewing & Vacuums; Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Meissner Sewing Centers; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/Gammill/ Meissner Sewing Centers, Husqvarna Viking/U.S. Sewing, and Janome/Ray’s Sewing Machine Center; Silver Sponsors Handi Quilter and Innova; and Special Exhibit Sponsor Nolting Manufacturing generously support the Pacific International Quilt Festival.

PIQF Welcomes Stellar International Instructors!

PIQF prides itself on bringing talented and inspiring instructors to present workshops in Santa Clara. Creativity and expertise are always abundantly available from these wonderful teachers. This year’s Pacific International Quilt Festival at the Santa Clara Convention Center, October 12-15, has a spectacular faculty who will be offering a wide variety of workshops for beginner to advanced quilters and textile artists. Included for 2017 are well-known instructors and internationally admired quilters Libs Elliott and Angela Madden.

LIBS ELLIOTT – CANADA
If you visit PIQF instructor Libs Elliott’s website, you will see the words TECHNOLOGY and TRADITION. Libs is a textile designer who combines technology with quilting. Using a program language called Processing allows her to create random compositions from simple geometric and traditional quilt block shapes. The Processing project began as collaboration with designer and technologist, Joshua Davis.

LIBS1_aLibs states, “My goal is to underline the importance of craft as art in our contemporary age by producing bespoke modern heirlooms – just like quilts from a century ago, these are pieces that can be passed down through generations.”

As a quilter, Libs explores how modern technology can transform a traditional and tactile craft into modern functional art. A deep appreciation for craftsmanship, design history and future-focused applications are all reflected in her work. Libs studied Material Art & Design at OCAD University. Her commissions include work for individuals and corporate clients such as Playground Inc. In addition, Libs teaches internationally. She is a designer for Andover Fabrics and lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Libs will teach three, full-day (9 am – 4 pm) workshops at PIQF:


Embrace the Chaos: An Exercise in Controlled Randomness

Thursday, October 12

Using controlled elements in a random way, each participant will end up with a unique quilt pattern layout that will then be cut from fabric and pieced.

Dynamic Stripes
Friday, October 13
Explore visually dynamic striped piecing and create a stunning and dynamic striped creation.

The Weight of Love Quilt
Saturday, October 14
Spend the day making The Weight of Love your very own by customizing it with your selection of fabrics.

In addition, on Friday afternoon Libs will present her lecture, Quilting with Code: The Quilts of Libs Elliott. In her presentation, she will discuss her ongoing exploration of how technology can transform a traditional craft into modern, functional art. She will give attendees a peek into how she works, what inspires her designs and where she finds balance.


ANGELA MADDEN – ENGLAND
HeadshotEasy, fast, innovative machine techniques form the basis of 25 years of international teaching, judging, producing books, CDs, tools, patterns, and award winning quilts for Angela who lives about 25 miles north of London in Harpenden,Herts. Angela’s techniques are fun and successful for everyone with or without experience or artistic ability. There’s a designer original in everyone given the right technique!

The methods she has developed and shares in her workshops are guided by the following principles:

  • My techniques should be accessible to everyone, no special skills are required.
  • Projects can be completed on almost any sewing machine.
  • The techniques are the fastest and most efficient I can find which guarantee success.
  • Final results should stand scrutiny, reaching the highest possible standards.
  • I believe that anyone can learn to design and sew original quilts if they have a positive outlook and are taught simple methods.
  • There are no ‘brownie points’ in Heaven for doing things the hard way!

Angela’s quilting philosophy is “’If sewing isn’t successful and fun … why do it?”

While at PIQF, she will teach three, full-day (9 am – 4 pm) workshops:

Sew Easy Celtic 3 CompositeSew Easy Celtic
Thursday, October 12
Simply by drawing ‘doodles’ participants will create beautiful block, border and corner designs with so many surprising and hidden possibilities.

Decorative Edges
Friday, October 13
Explore lots of different ways of creating unusual borders suitable for all quilt styles.

Surprising Silhouettes
Saturday, October 14
Experience a great way to produce original appliqué designs using silhouettes which are easily adapted to any style of quilt.

Angela’s Thursday afternoon lecture is sure to strike a chord with many: Confessions of a 30 Year Quilting Addict. “My name is Angela Madden and I am definitely an addict. From unexpectedly being instantly smitten all those years ago to the present day I have happily fed my habit in every way possible. If there’s any chance you recognize the symptoms in yourself come and join me for a comprehensive look at the many wonderful temptations which have sustained me over the past 30+ years. Together, strengthened by this joint counselling session, we can actively fight a cure!”

Complete PIQF details are available on quiltfest.com.

Founding Sponsor BERNINA of America/California Sewing & Vacuums; Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Meissner Sewing Centers; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/Gammill/ Meissner Sewing Centers, Husqvarna Viking/U.S. Sewing, and Janome/Ray’s Sewing Machine Center; Silver Sponsors Handi Quilter and Innova; and Special Exhibit Sponsor Nolting Manufacturing generously support the Pacific International Quilt Festival.

PIQF Announces 2017 Competitions

The Pacific International Quilt Festival
Announces the 2017
Quilt, Mod & Wearable Art Competitions

With over 800 quilts and works of wearable and textile art on display, it is no wonder that the Pacific International Quilt Festival, held October 12-15 in Santa Clara, California is As BIG, BOLD & BEAUTIFUL as ever. Included in the exhibits on display are the entries to the annual Quilt and Wearable Art Competitions as well as the newly added Modern Quilt Competition. These competitions highlight the talent and creativity of regional as well as national and international artists. As always, the entries to the competitions should not be missed!

1086aAs PIQF celebrates its twenty-sixth year, the 2017 Quilt Competition theme is Everyday – “Everyday is a quilting day! Everyday your creativity and skills grow. What do you see for your quilting in the ‘Everydays’ ahead?” Enjoy viewing the competition quilts while learning the artists’ answers to this question! Entrants to the quilt competition will compete for over $20,000 in awards and prizes. Pictured: Woven Journey by Claudia Pfeil, PIQF 2016 First Place-Innovative.

In addition and new for 2017, PIQF will also present the Mid-Century Mod Modern Quilt Competition. Entrants to this competition, who will compete for over $12,000 in awards and prizes, are asked to draw inspiration from the look and feel of mid-20th century design: “Mid-Century Mod emphasizes the look and feel of mid-20th century design. Artists are asked to draw inspiration from this period, reflecting their own exposures or from the work of artists such as Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Victor Vasarely, Frank Stella, etc. Where did you find the inspiration for your Mid-Century Mod quilt?”

5006aAlso on display will be accepted entries in the juried and judged Wearable Art Competition. Artists enter their most stunning ensembles and articles of clothing competing for awards and other prizes totaling over $4,700 in value. You will be dazzled by the intricate detail and elegance of these garments. Pictured: Azulejos by Gilbert Muniz, PIQF 2016 Wearable Art Best of Show.

Event attendees can even be part of the judging by voting for their favorite quilt and wearable art entry to win the prestigious Viewers Choice Awards!

Founding Sponsor BERNINA of America/California Sewing & Vacuums; Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Meissner Sewing Centers; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/Gammill/ Meissner Sewing Centers, Husqvarna Viking/U.S. Sewing, and Janome/Ray’s Sewing Machine Center; Silver Sponsors Handi Quilter and Innova; and Special Exhibit Sponsor Nolting Manufacturing generously support the Pacific International Quilt Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“EVERYDAY” IS A QUILTING DAY at PIQF

“EVERYDAY” IS A QUILTING DAY
PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL
SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER
OCTOBER 12 – 15, 2017

 The Pacific International Quilt Festival returns to Santa Clara, CA October 12-15, 2017 with a spectacular collection of over 800 quilts and works of wearable and textile art. This highly anticipated quilt show, the largest on the west coast, is held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in the greater San Francisco Bay area.

As the Pacific International Quilt Festival celebrates 26 years, the 1043a2017 Quilt Competition theme, Everyday, asks textile artists how Everday is a quilting day and what they see in their Everydays ahead. Entrants to the quilt competition will compete for over $20,000 in awards and prizes. Pictured: Reborn by Molly Hamilton-McNally, Winner of The BERNINA First Runner-up Award, PIQF 2016.

In addition, PIQF will also present the Mid-Century Mod Modern Quilt Competition. Entrants to this competition, who will compete for over $12,000 in awards and prizes, are asked to draw inspiration from the look and feel of mid-20th century design.

The fashionable entries in the Wearable Art Competition will also be on display. The best entries from among these works will be awarded over $4,700 in awards and prizes.

In addition to the competition entries there will be Special Exhibits of quilts and textile art from around the world. Among them are the international entries and selected U.S. winning entries from the 2017 World Quilt Competition XXI: On Tour.

Not only does this incredible event feature astounding works of art, it also offers a wide array of workshops and lectures presented by a stellar line-up of national and international instructors teaching all levels of quilt, wearable and textile arts. The Festival’s 2017 faculty includes Libs Elliott – Canada, Angela Madden – England, Alex Anderson – CA, Frieda Anderson – IL, Gyleen X Fitzgerald – MD, Pat Harrison, RI, Marjan Kluepfel – CA, Sue Nickels – MI, Mark L Sherman – TN, David Sirota – NH, Meri Henriques Vahl – CA, Nancy Bavor (Appraisals) – CA, Anelie Belden – CA, Bobbie Bergquist – NH, Karen D Boutte – CA, Sue Pelland – MA, Fern Royce – CA, Joyce Teng – TX, Pat Yamin – NY, BERNINA Educator Debbi Lashbrook, and Baby Lock Educators Debbie Martinez and Aaron Hoskins.

New for PIQF in 2017 is the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ) Two Day Introduction to Judging Seminar. Presented by Pat Harrison (Rhode Island), the seminar is limited to just 12 participants.

In addition, PIQF hosts a 200-booth Merchants Mall with the best in fabrics (no quilter can have too much fabric!), notions, machines, wearable art and everything for the quilter, textile artist and home sewer.

Also offered at PIQF is the Quilters Adventure Tour. The Adventurers will visit the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles and the charming Monterey Bay town of Pacific Grove for shopping and lunch, plus the studios of renowned textile artists Rachel Clark and Nora Deans. Another perennial favorite among show-goers is the PIQF Fashion Show; For the Love of Color – 2017 will be presented Friday evening, October 13. This fun event is organized and moderated by Karen Boutte, Quilt Diva.

There’s so much to see and do at PIQF, it will take a long weekend in sunny Santa Clara to experience it all!  Many who travel in quilting circles will tell you this is an event not to be missed! Experience the magical combination of beautiful fabric and amazing quilting talent … all under one roof at the Pacific International Quilt Festival!

Founding Sponsor BERNINA of America/California Sewing & Vacuums; Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Meissner Sewing Centers; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/Gammill/ Meissner Sewing Centers, Husqvarna Viking/U.S. Sewing, and Janome/Ray’s Sewing Machine Center; Silver Sponsors Handi Quilter and Innova; and Special Exhibit Sponsor Nolting Manufacturing generously support the Pacific International Quilt Festival.

PIQF 2016 Quilt Competition Results

Pacific International Quilt Festival
Santa Clara, California October 15-18, 2016

Celebrating 25 Years!
“Then & Now” Quilt Competition

The Yuko Watanabe BEST OF SHOW Award: #2073 No L by Janet Stone

J. Stone-No L-FULLThe BERNINA 1st Runner-Up Award: #1043 Reborn by Molly-Hamilton-McNally

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INNOVATIVE
First Place: #1086 Woven Journey by Claudia Pfeil

1086aSecond Place: #1037 At the Waterhole by Sheila Finzer

1037aThird Place: #1101 Really ‘Wild’ Flowers! Third Season by Sharon L Schlotzhauer1101a

Honorable Mentions (2):
#1095 Dream a Little Dream of Me by Pat Rollie

1095a#1014 High Voltage Birds by Susan Bianchi

1014aBest Sewing Machine Workmanship: #1021 Pink Bird by Judy Coates Perez

1021aBest Longarm Machine Workmanship: #1044 Admit One to the Sands of Time by Virginia Hammon & Coleen Barnhardt1045a

Best Hand Workmanship: # 1049 Proud Peacock by Antonia Hering

1049aBest Use of Color: #1105 Prairie Sunsets by Monika Scola

1105aBest Use of Embellishment: #1102 Skyrockets in Flight Over San Francisco by Linda Schmidt

1102aBest Pictorial Quilt: #1069 Best of the N.W. by Kathy McNeil
PICTURE COMING
Best Interpretation of Theme: #1006 Building Soon by Thom Atkins

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TRADITIONAL
First Place: #2050 Barbara’s Circle by Beth Nufer & Clem Buzick

2050aSecond Place: #2071 Illuminations by Margaret Solomon Gunn

2071bThird Place: #2038 A Tisket A Tasket by Carole Lafferty

2038aHonorable Mentions (2):
#2044 The Kind of the Barnyard Meets the Big Apple by Joanne MacNevin

2044a#2033 Baltimore Album by Frankie Hey

2033aBest Sewing Machine Workmanship: #2082 Bouquet Blanc by Michiko Yonemaru

2082aBest Longarm Machine Workmanship: #2002 Elizabeth’s Butterflies by Cory Allender & Danna Bieth

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Best Hand Workmanship: #2064 Charming Chintz by Linda Roy

2064aBest Use of Color: #2018 Bubbling Sunrise Inell Dunn and Brandy Rayburn

2018aBest Use of Embellishment: #2007 Cannelle et du Chocolat (Cinnamon & Chocolate) by Eileen Billey

2007aBest Pictorial Quilt: #2019 The Heart of America by Sharon Engel

2019aBest Interpretation of Theme: #2062 Mill Brook Crossing by Patricia Robertson

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WALL QUILTS
BEST WALL QUILT: #3003 Yuja by Linda Anderson

3003aSecond Place: #3038 When I’m 64 by Diane J Evans

3038aThird Place: #3108 Orbiting Ovals by Beth Schillig

3108aHonorable Mentions (2):
#3009 Orange You Glad I Got the Blues? by Mel Beach

3008a#3127 Forget Me Not by Gerrie Thompson3127a

Best Sewing Machine Workmanship: #3021 Why Knot? by Tanya Brown

3021aBest Hand Workmanship: #3050 Cosmos by Janeen Herchold

3050aBest Use of Color: #3076 Flourish by Sandra Mollon3077a

Best Interpretation of Theme: #3042 Cachagua Indians by Claudia Gano

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JUDGE’S CHOICE RIBBONS
Esterita Austin: #1096 My Montana Dreams by Laura Ruiz

1096aBobbie Bergquist: #2006 Island Blossoms by Linda Bergman

2006aEti David: #3018 Autumn’s Last Stand by Rosalinda Brainerd

3018aGloria Loughman: #1038 Not Forgotten by Janet Fogg

1038aMarjan Kluepfel: #3027 Bushwhack by Judy Coates Perez

3027aDixie McBride: #3013 Golden Days by Inger Blood & Katherine Martinelli

3013aJennie Rayment: #2049 October’s Bride by Maria Monson

2049aLaura Wasilowski: #1065 A Windy Day by Yoonjung Lim

1065aVIEWER’S CHOICE
#3003 Yuja by Linda Anderson

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PIQF 2016 Wearable Art Competition Results

Pacific International Quilt Festival

Celebrating 25 Years!

Santa Clara, California October 15-18, 2015

WEARABLE ART COMPETITION

 

BEST OF SHOW: #5006 Azulejos by Gilbert Muniz

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BERNINA 1st Runner-Up Best of Show:
#6021 Organica by Harold Thomas

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FULL ENSEMBLE
First Place:
#5002 Bouquet In Memoriam (One Yer Later) by Kathy Knapp5002a

Second Place:
#5004 Buttoned and Tied to the Past by Frances Krupka

5004aThird Place:
#5001 Ragtime Diva by Lila Rose Bradshaw

5001aBest Machine Craftmanship:
#5003 Boldly Batik by Eve Kovacs5003aBest Use of Embellishment:
#5005 Noshi Ribbons by Annette Mach

5005bVEST, JACKET or COAT
First Place:
#6007 Namaste by Kathy Knapp

6007aSecond Place:
#6003 Multi-pattern Jacket by Judy Dieter

6003aThird Place:
#6014 My Shoulder by Judy Mullen
PICTURE COMING SOON

Honorable Mention:
#6002 Aboriginal Lights by Donna M Brown6002a

Best Machine Craftmanship:
#6015 Rooster in my Roses by Beth North6015aBest Use of Embellishment:
#6017 Tea Time Fantasy Vest and Reticule by Marietta Price

6017aMost Innovative Design:
#6011 Claudetta was Arrested by Patricia A Montgomery

6011aJUDGE’S CHOICE RIBBONS
Dierdra McElroy:
#6021 Organica by Harold Thomas

6021aJennie Rayment:
#5006 Azulejos by Gilbert Muniz

5006aVIEWER’S CHOICE
#5005 Noshi Ribbons by Annette Mach

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PIQF Competition

Call for entries! 

The online and postmark entry deadline for the Pacific International Quilt Festival‘s Quilt and Wearable Art Competitions is this coming Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Quilt Competition Theme:
Then & Now: In 2016, PIQF is celebrating twenty-five years! Where were you then; where are you now?

To enter the PIQF Quilt Competition,
please click here.
PIQF15-2059aBodacious by Claudia C Myers


Please click here to enter the
Wearable Art Competition.
PIQF15-5009a
Exploring the Painted Desert
by Kathy Knapp

Pacific International Quilt Festival XXV
October 13-16, 2016
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara (Bay area), California

Celebrating 25 Years at the
Pinnacle of the Art of Quilting!

 


PIQF: Quilters Adventure Tour 2016

Generic_BusGroup-2A perennial favorite among Pacific International Quilt Festival show-goers is the annual Quilters Adventure Tour. Plans are now finalized for this always-popular event. Board the bus in front of the Santa Clara Convention Center at 8:30 am on Friday, October 14 and get ready for a day filled with amazing quilts!

The first stop on the adventure will be the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles where Nancy Bavor, the Museum’s Curator of Collections, will lead the Adventurers on a private tour of a special exhibit, The California Art Quilt Revolution: From the Summer of Love to the New Millennium. In the last decades of the 20th century, California quilt makers charted new territory in quilt making, leading the nation in creativity and innovation. During the 1970s and 1980s, California artists were among the first to embrace the quilt medium as their primary means of expression. More traditional quilt makers also expanded horizons, creating original designs based on traditional quilt patterns. This exhibition includes works by pioneers of the art quilt movement such as Jean Ray Laury, Yvonne Porcella, Joan Schulze and Therese May, who pushed the boundaries of what could be called a quilt, and highlights late 20th and 21st century artists working in the quilt medium.

Next, this fun adventure tour will take the highway north to Livermore and the In Between Stitches quilt shop where you will be treated to a lecture by the Material Girlfriends, aka twin sisters Lisa Nort and Lora Zmak. After the lecture, there will be time for lunch on your own and shopping in Old Town Livermore. After shopping and lunch, you will visit Alden Lane Nursery for an outdoor quilt show in their beautiful flower gardens.

Quilting in the Garden – Alden Lane Nursery
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The final stop on the tour will be in Fremont for a visit to the studio of well-known quilter Gretchen Crozier. After sewing for more than 40 years, the quilting bug bit Gretchen in 1992. She stumbled into teaching a few years later. Her students encouraged me to enter PIQF in 2000, and she won a first place plus a photo of the quilt ended up on the cover of Quilters Newsletter. Gretchen told PIQF, “Paper piecing, applique, painting, …. I love them all.”

You’ll return to PIQF filled with new ideas and inspiration for future projects! The Quilters Adventure Tour is led by professional tour guide Barbara Lockwood. Included in the tour fee is transportation on a deluxe tour bus and Museum admission. Meals are not included.

The Pacific International Quilt Festival will be held October 13-16, 2016 in the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara/Bay Area, California. Click here for all the details!